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Spring Break
Week of April 14-18, 2014

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School Board Meetings
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Budget Work Session - 4:30pm
Closed Session - Immediately Following Budget Work Session
Regular Session - 7:30pm

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Lakeview Elementary School Community Forum
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:30pm - cafeteria



News & Announcements
Top of PageSchool Board Community Forum to Be Held at the Middle School on Thursday, April 10, 2014
The School Board will  hold a Community Forum at the Middle School on Thursday, April 10, 2014 beginning at 7:30 pm, in the Middle School cafeteria.  Members of the School Board will seek community input and ideas to provide the best education possible for students.  There will be refreshments served, courtesy of the Middle School PTO.  The Colonial Heights School Board uses Community Forums to solicit public input and advance school improvement efforts.

Letter to parents concerning the Community Forum
Top of PageEarly Childhood Program for Four-Year-Old Children
Colonial Heights Public Schools is pleased to offer a pre-kindergarten program for four-year-old children. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children whose social or economic conditions may place them at risk for poor school performance. Selection of students will be based on family need according to program guidelines for the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors impacting their environment.

Read more about the Pre-K program and how you can enroll your child.
Top of PageKindergarten Registration Begins April 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Kindergarten Registration Starts April 10Children who are five years old by September 30 can start kindergarten this fall!  But first, they need to be registered. Registration will be held at each elementary school on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00 pm in the school cafeterias.

Find out who to contact and what to bring to your school.   You may also contact the School Administration Office for more information at 524-3400 and press '11'.

We look forward to seeing all of our new students this fall!
Top of PageSchool Board to hold a Public Hearing: February 25, 2014
 
Top of PageRFP for Group Health Insurance
The Colonial Heights School Board is requesting proposals for group health insurance with an effective date of July 1, 2014.  Proposals should be submited to Lori Legel of Digital Benefit Advisors, 9954 Mayland drive, Suite #2200, Richmond, VA 23233 no later than February 24, 2014.

A complete copy of the Request for Proposals and specifications may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Legel at (804) 523-7171 and from the link below.

Click to download the Complete RFP for Group Health Insurance.
Top of PageRegular School Board meeting: January 28, 2014 CANCELLED!
Regular School Board Meeting CANCELLED! The Regular School Board Meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 for 7:30 pm has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  This meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Technical Center Audio Visual Room. 
Top of PageHIGH SCHOOL EXAM/ EXPEDITED RETAKES RESCHEDULED
IMPORTANT HIGH SCHOOL EXAM MESSAGE: Due to inclement weather, High School Expedited SOL retakes will be rescheduled, along with SOL Prep.  High School exams will be rescheduled for those who need the exam grade to pass the class or for those who desire to improve their grade by taking the exam.  If the exam is taken, the grade will be factored into the final class average.  Weather permitting, Thursday is an early release school day for all High School students.  It is important for all four classes to meet and make plans to finalize the end of first term in preparation for the start of second term on Tuesday, January 28th.  Again, all High School students should attend school on Thursday, January 23rd.  All four classes will be meeting!  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.  If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the school principal at Kristin_Janssen@colonialhts.net and she will gladly try to assist. 
Top of PageLAKEVIEW COMMUNITY FORUM CANCELLED!!!
The Lakeview Community Forum has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled for spring. 
Top of PageDivision Spelling Bee - January 16th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Colonial Heights Public Schools will hold its 37th Division Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 16th at 7:00pm at Colonial Heights Middle School.  Each of our elementary schools and the middle school will send its school winner to compete for the Division Spelling Bee Winner title!  The winner for the division will represent Colonial Heights Public Schools in the Regional Spelling Bee in Richmond on March 8, 2014.

We invite the public to attend this event and support our students.  Colonial Heights Middle School is located at 500 Conduit Rd.
Top of PageVirginia Department of Eduction President's Listening Tour

 

Top of PageRecognition of Colonial Heights Public Schools Retirees


Thirteen employees of the Colonial Heights City school division retired during the 2012-2013 school year.  At their meeting on November 19, 2013, the School Board presented a resolution to each of the retirees to recognize their years of service to Colonial Heights Public Schools.

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Top of PageCongratulations Colonial Heights High School Competition Cheerleaders!


Colonial Heights Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Cox joins the 2013 All-Conference and All-Regional Competition Cheerleaders.  Congratulations ladies!
Top of PageMath Comes Alive at Lakeview Elementary!


Elementary teachers recently dressed as dominoes to encourage students to think flexibly about numbers and to reinforce the relationship between addition and subtraction! Kudos to our creative teachers.
Top of PageColonial Heights Public Schools: Fully Accredited for 12th Year in a Row

Colonial Heights Public Schools has been identified as one of thirty-six of Virginia's one hundred thirty-three school divisions that has been fully accredited for the current school year.  Schools are required to meet pass rates of 70% in math, science, and history and a rate of 75% in reading in grades 3-11.  In addition, school divisions must attain a point value of 85 or greater on the Graduation Completion Index.  Colonial Heights High School had a Graduation Completion Index score of 95.5.  2013-2014 is the twelfth consecutive year that all schools and the division have been fully accredited.

Top of PageSchool boards seeking to revamp state testing
The following article appeared in the Petersburg Progress-Index on October 29, 2013.

Colonial Heights joins 27 others calling on lawmakers for change
Top of PageResults of the High School Community Forum
The Colonial Heights City School Board held a meeting at Colonial Heights High School on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, for the purpose of meeting with the community and getting input on school and school division goals. The people attending the meeting came up with a prioritized list of items they would like to see the school division build or focus on in the future. The attached letter presents the results of this High School Community Forum.

Results of the High School Community Forum
Top of PageSchool Board Recognizes Teachers of the Year

At their meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the School Board recognized each of the recipients of the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2013-2014 school year. Dr. Cox, Dr. Douglas, and Mrs. Napier announced and welcomed the selected division candidates. Congratulations to all of these exemplary teachers!

The Colonial Heights High School Teacher of the Year is Mr. Bill Ryan. Mr. Ryan teaches earth science and GIS and has worked in the division for 35 years. The Colonial Heights Middle School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Carolyn Crinkley. Mrs. Crinkley teaches 6th grade math and has worked in the division for 19 years. The Lakeview Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Marde Mott. Mrs. Mott is a speech pathologist and has worked in the division for 4 years. The North Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Kathy Young. Mrs. Young teaches 5th grade and has worked in the division for 23 years. The Tussing Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Cindy James. Mrs. James teaches 5th grade and has worked in the division for 33 years.

Mrs. Marde Mott was selected as the Colonial Heights Division Teacher of the Year!

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Top of PageSchool Board Holds Community Forum at Colonial Heights High School


The School Board held a Community Forum at Colonial Heights High School on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in the high school cafeteria.  Members of the School Board sought community input and ideas to provide the best education possible for students, and to help advance school improvement efforts. The format of the event asked participants to present input concerning "What we do well," and "What we can do better."  The event had a great turnout involving parents and members of the school community. Refreshments were served, courtesy of the Colonial Heights High School PTO.

Top of PageVirginia Retirement System (VRS) Retirement Plan Information
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VRS Retirement Plan Comparison Guide - http://varetire.org/pdf/publications/vrs-plans-comparison.pdf

Top of PageColonial Heights Public Schools Welcomes New Faculty and Staff
These photographs from the New Employee Orientation were take by Ms. Karen Olivares from the Virginia Education Association.




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Top of PageSuperintendent's Message

As Superintendent I look forward to following Colonial Heights students in their career as Colonial Heights "Colonials!" I hope that you and your families will be active participants in our many programs, working hard academically and giving your best in all that you do!

Sincerely,

Dr. Joseph O. Cox, Superintendent


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